Obituaries Archive - Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and Crematory | Knoxville, TN

Angeleta H. Rodgers

Angeleta H. Rodgers, “Ann” “Gi-Gi”, age 76, passed away at home on June 21, 2017. Ann was retired from many years of service at the Kroger Co. in Fountain City. She was of the Baptist Faith. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend to all. Ann loved to cook, color, working puzzles, and working [Read more…]

Joe Stephen Swafford

Joe Stephen Swafford, age 64, of Knoxville, Tennessee passed away at his home on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Steve played football for the University of Tennessee. He loved all sports and always enjoyed life to the fullest. He was preceded in death by his father, Carroll Swafford and brother, Scott Swafford. Steve is survived by [Read more…]

Clara L. McGill

Clara Lawson McGill, age 92 of Knoxville, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at home. She was preceded in death by husband, C. Spence McGill; parents, Hubert and Marie Lawson; brothers, James and Robert; and sister, Elizabeth Stedman. Clara is survived by her children-son, Rusty; daughters, Penny (Randy) Boring, Mitzi (Eddie) Stamps, Sandy [Read more…]

Carolyn Swallows Biggs

Carolyn Swallows Biggs, age 65 of Knoxville, passed away on June 12, 2017 surrounded by her family. She will always be remembered for her big heart, caring nature and sweet personality. Carolyn was preceded in death by parents, Syvella and Jack Swallows, and sister, Betty Lynn Swallows. She is survived and will be deeply missed [Read more…]

Susan A. Lloyd

Susan A. Lloyd, age 82, of Knoxville, Tennessee, died peacefully on June 12, 2017. Susan was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Memorial Service arrangements will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Knoxville Habitat for Humanity or Fountain City Ministry Center. Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is [Read more…]

August K. Young

August Kai Young  ,age 6 days, of Knoxville, passed away on June 9, 2017. “An angel wrote in the book of life my baby’s date of birth, then whispered as she closed the book “Too beautiful for Earth.” He is survived and will be deeply missed by his parents Angelo Young and Kayla Farley; brothers [Read more…]

Violet P. Tudor

Violet Parthenia Tudor, age 97 passed away on June 11, 2017. She was a lifelong resident of Knoxville and member of Smithwood Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for over 70 years.  She graduated with her Masters Degree in Education from The University of Tennessee in 1936. She began her career in education while [Read more…]

Burton L. Stoerker

Burton L. Stoerker, of Ten Mile, Tennessee and formerly of Columbia, Missouri, passed away on June 2, 2017 at the age of 68. Burt was preceded in death by his father, Lew Stoerker, and sister, Carol Stoerker. Cindy loving and devoted wife of 25 years survives. Burt is also survived by his mother, Dorothy Stoerker-Peters; [Read more…]

Max E. Grogan

Max Eugene Grogan, age 71, passed away on June 9, 2017 in Knoxville, Tennessee. He was born in Rockmart, GA and graduated Rockmart High School in 1962. He attended West Georgia College for two years, where he was a baseball standout. In 1964, he was drafted by the Cleveland Indians and played for two years [Read more…]

Marvin W. Blakley

Marvin Walter Blakley born April 5th, 1978, in Knoxville, Tennessee was called home by God on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at approximately 3:50 pm. He was surrounded by his loving mother, brother, and fiancé during his passing. Marvin attended Green Acres Baptist, and Sixth Avenue Missionary Baptist Church. During his five-month battle with pancreatic cancer, [Read more…]

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